ALBUM REVIEW: The Deslondes – Hurry Home | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 23.06.17




The Deslondes’ debut was a fine collection of shit-kicking country that I played to death back in 2015. But Hurry Home is on another level: whilst not entirely eschewing the raw bluegrass-inflected country of their debut, this album covers a huge amount of Americana in its 37 minutes, touching on everything from bar-room country rock (One Of These Lonesome Mornings), tunes drenched in the sweet reverb of that post-rock’n’roll ballad style David Lynch loves so much (She’d Better Be Lonely) and the galloping, carnivalesque Every Well.

Each member takes the lead vocals at some point and the songwriting is sharp and thoughtful. From languid opener Muddy Water to mournful closer Déjà Vu And A Blue Moon, The Deslondes don’t put a foot wrong.

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